Rise In Sussex Cases Interrupts Delaware’s COVID-19 Daily Decline Trend, Seven More Pass

The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) has announced seven additional fatalities related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and provided an update on the number of positive cases and recovered individuals.

In total, 89 Delawareans have passed away due to complications from COVID-19.  Individuals who have died from COVID-19 ranged in age from 33 to 98 years old.

The latest Delaware COVID-19 case statistics cumulatively since March 11, provided as of 6 p.m., Sunday, April 19, include:

3,200 total laboratory-confirmed cases, Up from  2,931 (269)
New Castle County cases: 1,352 up from 1,303 (49)
Kent County cases: 503 up from 495 (8)
Sussex County cases: 1317 up from 1,139 (178)
Unknown County: 28

These numbers remained the same:
Currently hospitalized: 263 (This data represents individuals currently hospitalized in a Delaware hospital regardless of residence, and is not cumulative.)
Delawareans recovered: 565
*12,935 negative cases (Yesterday the state reported 13,725 recoveries.)

*Data are provisional and subject to change. Data on negative cases are preliminary, based on negative results reported to DPH by state and commercial laboratories performing analysis.
As of 6 p.m. yesterday, there have been 167 positive COVID-19 cases involving residents of long-term care facilities in Delaware. Forty-two residents of Delaware long-term care facilities have died from complications related to COVID-19.


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